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Butler-Pascoe, M.E. & Wiburg, K.M (2003). Technology and Teaching English Language Learners. Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 4: Using Technology to Teach Oral Communication Skills, pages 81 to 96: Developing Listening Skills

LISTENING

(a) Give the name of the activity

Both are listening activities


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(b) Include the electronic address of each activity (link).

http://www.elllo.org/

http://www.esl-lab.com/


(c) Define the type of the activity

Listening activities with excercises. Answer the questions.


(d) Give the language level of the activity

Fourth and fifth year of English


(e) Describe the content of each activity: topic, type, language level,

interface, navigation, user friendliness, etc.

(f) Evaluate each activity in terms of its suitability to be used in a language class.

Both websites consist of a huge variety of topics. These are activities

that can be used in class and at home. The websites are user friendly

and suitable for fourh and fifth year of English.

These website look really appealing as a variety of topics is presented.

Students can choose any topic according to their interests.



SPEAKING

(a) Give the name of the activity


A. Jobs and Career

B. Travel

(b) Include the electronic address of each activity (link).

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A. http://www.eslgold.com/win/jobs_career.html


B. http://waze.net/oea/#Relationships


(c) Define the type of the activity


A. Speaking Activity. (jobs and career). Student centered activity


B Speaking Activity. Students work in pairs. Student centered activity


(d) Give the language level of the activity


A. Intermediate level


B. Almost any level


(e) Describe the content of each activity:

topic, type, language level.


A. This is a speaking activity about jobs and career. This activity contains


everything you will need for the lesson. Vocabulary, phrases and situations,


articles on the topic are all available for the discussion.

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B. This speaking activity is similar to the previous activity. What makes this


one different from the other is that this activity is more fun. Moreover, this


activity includes a lot of vocabulary.


(f) Evaluate each activity in terms of its suitability to be used in a language class.**


A. This activity is suitable to be used in class as it is appropriate for the students level.


Many times students do not participate in discusiion because the topic is boring.


However, this topic is interesting because all students like talking about their future job.21_students_throwing_paper_airplanes_at_angry_teacher_sitting_behind_his_desk_with_ungraded_exams.jpg.png


Having knowledge on a topic is really important because it keeps students interested.


Presenting a topic that students do not have any knowledge on, it will probably lead to a boring lesson.


B. These activity has no specific thematic focus, therefore it can be used in all oral activities and also almost with any level. It is divided into three parts.


Adventure holiday discussion, guess the mime and team guessing games.

All parts are really interesting and above all funny. This type of activity


brings amazing results as students learn through playing games.


This activity would be suitable to be used in class if vocabulary

around the topic "travel" is taught.